Gulab Jamun – An Indian Legacy

When it comes to a sweet dish almost all the regions of the World rule. Every corner of this beautiful world has some or other traditional, authentic and delicious recipe of sweets which define the culinary legacy of the nation. From Sopapillas of US to Pavlova of Australia, From Baklava of Turkey to Churros of Spain, From Cream candy of Japan to Gulab Jamun of India…each and every country across the globe boast of some or other traditional delight. πŸ™‚ And this is what makes us crave badly for sweets every now and then. Isn’t it? πŸ™‚ I am not a big fan of sweets personally and often try to avoid making it as much as I can…One reason is that my husband is pre-diabetic so obviously I don’t want him to get any chance to indulge into his favorite desserts and second is obviously my personal preference which is not much sweets oriented. I just know 4-5 Indian sweets that too learnt from my Dad and Grand mother. Apart from that few of global desserts which I learn while going through Internet. That’s it!

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This time when it came that our theme for this 63rd Foodie Monday Bloghop will be Traditional Diwali sweets, I was little scared. Reason? All the 3-4 traditional sweets which I know are already done on the blog so what next? πŸ˜€ Is baar to lag raha tha ki kuch na ban paayega… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Hahahaha but once again – It happened…The Magic! It was my childhood dream to prepare Gulab Jamun some day at home. Obviously I tried 2-3 times with my mom earlier however never got success.. Even used ready made mix too still it was not done and then Β from past almost 10 years .. I didn’t even try again. So, this time when I had to do it.. I gathered all my courage and started looking for some good easy online recipes. While scrolling I came across a beautiful and super simple Gulab Jamun recipe onΒ FoodViva. I went through it and decided to give it a try asap as every required ingredient was available at home. And here I go… πŸ™‚

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Sharing the recipe of Traditional Indian Dessert – Gulab Jamun. Prepared with milk powder, this recipe is super easy to prepare.

Makes: 10 pieces

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Β  Β  Β  Β  Β For Gulab Jamun balls

  • 1/2 cup Milk Powder
  • 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour – Maida
  • A pinch of Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • Oil for deep frying

    For Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3-4 Green Cardamons
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1-2 drops of Lemon Juice

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Method

  • Prepare syrup by mixing all the ingredients of Sugar Syrup together.
  • Heat it over medium flame for 7-8 mins till it reaches 1/2 string consistency.[Lemon juice is added to prevent it from solidifying]
  • Switch off the gas and let it rest.
  • Now for Gulab Jamuns, mix Milk powder, Maida and Baking powder well with spoon.
  • Add ghee and mix well with finger tips for even mixture.
  • Add milk and keep mixing lightly.Don’t over mix.
  • If you will overmix, Gulab Jamun will turn dense and will not absorb the sugar syrup.
  • If you find it little sticky, use few drops of ghee to cover up.
  • Now once the dough is ready, make 9-10 coin sized balls out of it. [Always remember, that these balls will increase to double of it’s size after they will be dipped in sugar syrup]
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  • Use ghee on your palms and make crack free smooth balls. If crack appears, means mixture is dry. Sprinkle few drops of milk and make balls again.
  • Put ghee on sim flame. Once it turns little warm, put your Gulab Jamun balls and fry them in 2-3 batches. Make sure that oil is not very hot as you have to deep fry the balls and also have to retain the color and flavor.img_20161022_160111_copy
  • Once done, take them out on kitchen napkin to absorb extra oil.
  • Dip them in sugar syrup and let them rest for minimum 2 hrs or overnight. You will notice the increase in size.img_20161022_161038_copy
  • Serve warm and win the laurels! πŸ™‚

Recipe source: FoodViva

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I wasn’t sure before starting but once it turned up I was super amazed. What a fab recipe. Prepare it this Diwali and be the cooking queen of the parties.

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Do try and let me know how it turns out to be.

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8 thoughts on “Gulab Jamun – An Indian Legacy

  1. So true Kriti! Each and every country and region has their own tempting sweets and desserts. The Gulab jamuns look tempting, one of my favourites.πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ‘Œ

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  2. Its true Kriti that there are so many varieties on sweet preparations in the world. I get super tempted to eat sweet things. My mum used to make gulab jamuns using milk powder and they used to turn out super soft. Yours look yummy.

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